Students in the U's EAE program produce game which shows negative benefits of being uninsured.

SAVE YOUR BACON: EASING HEALTH-INSURANCE CONFUSION

People ages 18 to 34 are statistically accident-prone, but many do not get insurance because the process is too confusing. A new mobile-device game called “Save Your Bacon” illustrates the need for health insurance by showing the costs of accidents for insured and uninsured victims. The game randomly selects from a variety of potential injuries. “Students don’t realize how costly common injuries can be,” said Chuck Haugan, one of the developers who graduated with his MBA from the U last year. The game was developed in partnership with the U’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering program, the Center for Medical Innovation, the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation, and Arches Healthcare.

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